A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

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Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten. She is beautiful, sensual, mysterious and he is drawn to her like a moth to a candle. They marry quickly, have their first child and Ray lives in a total bliss. But then strange incidents occur which shed some light on Lena's background. Ray slowly realizes that he hardly knows anything about her at all. Who has he really married? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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If you think you know your lover. Think again. Especially if she's your wife.


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Une épouse trop parfaite  »

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Lena: Is this the end?
Ray: I can't keep opening my heart to you and getting...
Lena: Isn't that what love is? I don't mean passion. Love. Isn't it an act of faith, loving someone despite having to put up with things which are intolerable. Opening your heart... again and again.
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MAMA, MAMA
Written by Vincent Taylor
Performed by Jah Messengers
Courtesy of Heartbeat Records
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Great-looking stars in a thoroughly predictable film.
3 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Another one of those "if you've seen the video cover, you've seen the movie" thrillers. Quite honestly, I can't understand where some people saw the "twists" here; "Dream Lover" is as predictable as yesterday's news and as obvious as its overwrought dream scenes. Essentially this is nothing more than a more expensive, better acted and directed version of those Shannon Tweed/Andrew Stevens straight-to-video soft-core thrillers. But Spader and Amick do make an attractive couple, and there are some genuinely erotic moments in the early parts of the film, so as long as you know why you're watching the film (it's certainly not for the "twists"), you'll probably be satisfied. (**1/2)


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